We are delighted that Priscilla Bacon 500 Club members NR Health and Fitness are holding their very first Charity Golf Day to raise funds for us.

If you would like to take part, we are pleased to share the details of the day below. Email alexpettengell@nrhealthclub.co.uk to book your place.

Timings:

  • 12:00pm – Registration and bacon rolls
  • 1:00pm – Tee Off Texas Scramble, 18 holes
  • 5:00pm-7:00pm – BBQ, live music, mini golf, golf simulation and family games, (everyone welcome, you don’t need to have attended for the golf.)

Cost (includes green fees, bacon rolls and BBQ):

  • 4 ball teams – £120.00
  • Per person – £40.00 and NR Health and Fitness will find you a team

Back for 2024 is The East Anglian Job weekend!

We are delighted that a percentage of the proceeds from this event are being donated to the Priscilla Bacon Hospice Charity.

On the Saturday there will be a treasure hunt, scavenger hunt, pub golf, Show and Shine, and an evening glow show.

On Sunday there will be a Mini Run leaving at 10:00am, with a stop at the Thursford Collection, plus a raffle, and awards for Car of the Show, Furthest Travelled, and Spirit of the Show.

Purchase your camping or day tickets at the link below.

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We are excited to have partnered with Global Adventure Challenges to bring you the National 3 Peaks Challenge. By taking part in this once in a life time event you will support our work enhancing the experience of patients and their families receiving care at Priscilla Bacon Lodge.

From the rugged beauty of the Glen Nevis Valley, to the forests and estuaries of the stunning Snowdonia National Park, join the team at Global Adventure Challenges for one almighty trekking challenge, as we take on the UK’s giants on this classic 3 Peaks Challenge!

We’ll take on Ben Nevis (1,345m), Scafell Pike (978m) and Snowdon (1,085m) aiming to summit all three in a total trekking time of 15 hours or less. You’ll climb around 3,050 meters and have walked approx. 22 miles, so grit and determination are essential to completing this fast-paced challenge. It’s little wonder this challenge is the most highly-regarded trekking challenge in the UK.

Find out more and book your place at the link below.

Register now

Global Adventure Challenges will let us know once you’ve registered, and we’ll send you a free branded t-shirt, along with your online fundraising guide with helpful fundraising ideas.

Other challenges and dates are available too, click here to see more.

We are proud to announce that we have partnered with Bike Events for the Norwich 100/60/30 bike ride and have 8 FREE entry places to offer.

In return for your free space, we ask you to raise a minimum sponsorship of £125 per person. You will receive a free Charity t-shirt and lot of support from our fundraising team.

Bike Events offer a medal and refreshments at the end of the event.

To request your free space, please email our Community Fundraiser, Louise Archer, at louisearcher@priscillabaconhospice.org.uk or call 01603 331166.

Once your place is confirmed, we will send you everything you need to start your Priscilla Bacon Hospice Charity fundraising.

Photo credit: Mark Coventry

30/60 Mile Route

A beautiful 30 or 60 mile ride in Norfolk’s lovely countryside. Starting from The Forum and taking in the edge of the Broads, touching the coast on the 60, while the 30 mile loops inland taking in a stretch alongside the Bure Valley Railway, before reaching bucolic Ranworth, and then a triumphant return to food, drink and a medal at the Finish – Lower School by the Cathedral. Click here to read more.

100 Mile Route

A classic, (and very beautiful), 100 mile ride around Norfolk. Starting from The Forum and taking in the edge of the Broads, Horsey Mill, the coast, (and some hills!), all the way to Cley, and Blakeney, then a new route through Holt to Blickling Hall before food, drink and a medal back at the Finish – Lower School by the Cathedral. Click here to read more.

Quotes from previous riders

“I was so impressed by every aspect of this event and just wanted to say a huge thank you to all of those involved – the marshals, the motorcyclists, the starters, the welcome committee at the finish, the local venues for refreshments and all of the countless and unseen volunteers that put this event together and made it such a magnificent day.” S.N.

“I wanted to let you know how much I enjoyed the Norwich bike ride. The route was well planned out and signposted, refreshments were plentiful and all volunteers incredibly friendly and helpful. Thank you very much for organising such a wonderful event, I will be sure to sign up for next year’s!” E.B.

“Thank you for a fantastically well organised event last weekend. This is the first sportive I’ve taken part in since lockdown in March and I think you and the team did an excellent job. I look forward to riding with you at one of your future events.” Mark L.

Remember the life of someone special at this new event, whilst supporting the Priscilla Bacon Hospice Charity to enhance the care for patients and their loved ones at Priscilla Bacon Lodge.

Walk a 5K or 10K route through the surrounding countryside, to finish at Priscilla Bacon Lodge.

10K Walk

10.45 arrival for 11am set off.

5K Walk

11.45 arrival for 12pm set off.

The Friends Café at The Lodge will be open for a BBQ and other refreshments after the walk.

Ticket prices

  • Adult ticket (18yrs+) – £12.50
  • Child ticket (5-17yrs) – £7.50
  • Under 5s – Free
  • Family ticket (2 adults, 2 children) £35.00

Closer to the event, we will send you an information pack by email, including a printable sheet on which you can write a message to wear whilst you walk, if you wish to.

On the day, we will provide paper hearts on which messages can also be written. These will be hung in the garden for temporary display, and then buried in the gardens at Priscilla Bacon Lodge after the event.

The exact starting location and parking information will be shared with you closer to the event date.

The registration fee helps to cover the cost of the event, so we encourage all adults who sign up to help raise funds by pledging to raise £75.00 in sponsorship. Participants who raise over £100.00 will receive a branded t-shirt, and those who raise over £200.00 will be entered into a draw to receive Afternoon Tea for two at The Friends Café.

We are delighted to have been chosen to benefit from funds raised with the sale of refreshments on the green next to 1 Woodside Cottages at this NGS open gardens event. We will be there selling teas, coffees and a selection of delicious homemade cakes.

Entry to the gardens costs £7.00 for adults and children are free.

1 Woodside Cottages is a small white painted Victorian cottage and its garden is packed with colourful cottage garden plants which grow side by side with fruit and vegetables. A pond fits neatly into the design and supports many frogs each spring. Even the resident chickens are decorative!

18 Conesford Drive This garden lies behind a 1960s architect designed modernist house and is an oasis of calm and tranquility. A pool with white water lilies, herbaceous plants, climbers, shrubs and trees have been chosen to give the space a Japanese feel.

14 Conesford Drive Cottage garden style borders with plants specifically chosen for dry shade (under silver birch trees) and dry sun on the steeply sloping banks. Terraced vegetable borders constructed from sleepers. Drifts of plants to create interest and contrast.

  • Newly opened this year.
  • Cashless payment available.
  • Town garden.
  • Wildlife garden.

Book ahead at the link below, or just turn up on the day.

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We are delighted to have been chosen to benefit from funds raised with the sale of refreshments at this NGS open garden event. We will be there selling teas, coffees and a selection of delicious homemade cakes.

Entry to the garden costs £6.00 for adults and children are free.

A two acre tranquil garden surrounding Manor House (not open) that has been developed by the owners for over 30 years. Mature trees, colourful herbaceous borders, dell garden, potager style vegetable plot, pond, a 15 acre wild meadow walk and wonderful thatched C18 barn.

Wheelchair access to teas and terrace overlooking garden.

Book ahead at the link below, or just turn up on the day.

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We are delighted to be returning to the beautiful Stody Lodge Gardens for a second year to raise funds by selling teas, coffees and a selection of delicious homemade cakes at their open garden event.

This year, Stody Lodge Gardens has teamed up with local auction house and antique valuers, Bishop & Miller, to host an “Antiques Roadshow” style affair. The team of specialists will offer free valuations of small, portable items such as paintings, jewellery, watches, silverware, medals, coins, ceramics and textiles. Anyone curious for a valuation is encouraged to bring portable items to see what they might be worth – treasures are sure to be discovered!

Entry to the garden costs £9.00 for adults and children under 12 are free. Advance tickets can be purchased at the link below, or you can pay on the gate by cash or card.

The full 14-acres of Stody Lodge’s renowned rhododendron gardens are at visitors’ disposal, alongside admiring the wonderful antiques that are being valued on the main lawn.

  • Free car park
  • Dogs on leads welcome
  • Plants for sale (cash only)
  • Toilets on-site
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We are delighted to have been chosen to benefit from funds raised with the sale of refreshments at this NGS open garden event. We will be there selling teas, coffees and a selection of delicious homemade cakes.

Entry to the garden costs £5.00 for adults and children are free.

The garden at Bishop’s House is a four acre walled garden dating back to the 12th Century. Extensive lawns with specimen trees. Borders with many rare and unusual shrubs. Spectacular herbaceous borders flanked by yew hedges. Rose beds underplanted with hosts, meadow labyrinth, organic kitchen garden, herb garden and bamboo walk.

  • Plants for sale.
  • Cashless payment available.
  • Wheelchair accessible over gravel paths and some slopes.

Book ahead at the link below, or just turn up on the day.

book

This popular horticultural event, now in its 17th year, takes place at the beautiful monastic site at Creake Abbey, just south of Burnham Market in north Norfolk.

The event has a loyal following of gardening enthusiasts who flock to enjoy the exciting and unusual plants on offer, all at excellent prices. Visitors will find the full range of herbaceous perennials as well as grasses, bulbs, shrubs and climbers from specialist garden nurseries across Norfolk, Suffolk, Essex and Cambridgeshire. It is possible to buy direct from the nurseries or pre-order specific plants with collection on the day. As always, the public is encouraged to take full advantage of the advice and inspiration on offer from the region’s leading plantsmen.

Entrance to the event area is £5.00 per adult, with all proceeds coming to the Priscilla Bacon Hospice Charity. There is no charge for under 16s. Dogs on leads welcome, but must not be left in cars.

Refreshments on the day will be provided by a stunning line up of carefully selected Norfolk street food and catering businesses alongside The Barn Café, as follows:

Owie’s Big Black Piggy Porkers – hot bacon or sausage baps and pork burgers
The Duck Truck – the famous duck wraps with cucumber, spring onion and hoisin sauce
Coffeesmiths – Artisan coffee, tea and snacks
The Hope Coffee Co – Barista coffee, tea and hot chocolate
Traditional Norfolk Ice Cream – Cones, ice creams and tubs from the Lakenham Creamery

 Visitors may also browse the wares and services of Creake Abbey’s resident independent shops and services free of charge.

A Charity Golf Day organised by Priscilla Bacon 500 Club members, NM Finance, in aid of the Priscilla Bacon Hospice Charity and Norwich Community Sports Foundation.

Entry Fee – £375 per team, or £100 each.

Entry Fee Includes:

  • 18 holes of golf on the Valley course
  • Goody bag
  • Tea, coffee & bacon rolls
  • 3 course dinner – to include a silent charity auction for a wide range of items and experiences

The Competition:

There will be 18 teams of 4 players, with registration at 11am and the opportunity to buy Mulligans. Shotgun start, promptly at 1:00pm.

Be in it, to win it…competitions on the day:

3 x Nearest pin on the 4th, 15th & 17th
1 x Longest Drive on the 13th Hole
9 Hole Putting Competition
Beat The Pro 7th Hole

Sponsor a Hole

Fancy sponsoring a hole to promote yourselves to all attendees, while supporting the two charities? Email rae.marsh@nmfinance.co.uk or fill in the registration form.

We are excited to have partnered with Global Adventure Challenges to bring you the National 3 Peaks Challenge. By taking part in this once in a life time event you will support our work enhancing the experience of patients and their families receiving care at Priscilla Bacon Lodge.

From the rugged beauty of the Glen Nevis Valley, to the forests and estuaries of the stunning Snowdonia National Park, join the team at Global Adventure Challenges for one almighty trekking challenge, as we take on the UK’s giants on this classic 3 Peaks Challenge!

We’ll take on Ben Nevis (1,345m), Scafell Pike (978m) and Snowdon (1,085m) aiming to summit all three in a total trekking time of 15 hours or less. You’ll climb around 3,050 meters and have walked approx. 22 miles, so grit and determination are essential to completing this fast-paced challenge. It’s little wonder this challenge is the most highly-regarded trekking challenge in the UK.

Find out more and book your place at the link below.

Register now

Global Adventure Challenges will let us know once you’ve registered, and we’ll send you a free branded t-shirt, along with your online fundraising guide with helpful fundraising ideas.

Other challenges and dates are available too, click here to see more.

Back for its second year, from the organisers of the Blickling Half Marathons, comes The Norfolk Marathon! Starting and finishing in Cromer, this is a road race, and entries are expected to sell out quickly.

NEW for 2025 is a Half Marathon option!

Book your place at the link below and select a FREE place for the Priscilla Bacon Hospice Charity. By doing so, you agree to raise a minimum of £250 and consent to EPIC Norfolk sharing your email address with us. We will then get in touch and send you a free branded tshirt or vest to run in, if you would like one.

You will also agree that if you are unable to participate on the day, you will be liable for paying your £47.50 entry fee to the Priscilla Bacon Hospice Charity.

Our friendly team will support you all the way during your training and fundraising, and, of course, we’ll be there on the day to cheer you on!

All entries include postage of your race number, chip-timing, and a bespoke race medal. All entrants must be at least 18 years or over.

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The Autumn Blickling Half Marathon is a road race that starts and finishes in Aylsham, and is a different route to the Spring Blickling Half Marathon. This popular breath-taking route takes you through the most scenic parts of the North Norfolk countryside of Blickling and surrounding areas.

Once entries open, a link will appear below and you will be able to secure a FREE charity place. By doing so, you agree to raise a minimum of £125 and consent to EPIC Norfolk sharing your email address with us. We will then get in touch and send you a free branded Priscilla Bacon Hospice Charity tshirt or vest to run in, if you would like one.

All entries include chip-timing and a bespoke race medal. Race numbers can be posted for £1.20 extra, or collected in the morning before the race. All entrants must be at least 17 years or over.

Toilets and FREE parking nearby.

We are also in need of some volunteers to help out at this event, so if you might be interested then please drop us a line at enquiries@priscillabaconhospice.org.uk

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The Norwich City Community Sports Foundation’s annual 10km event, Run Norwich, returns on Sunday 8th September 2024.

The award-winning road race takes place in the heart of Norwich’s beautiful and historic city centre. Capacity for the event is set at 8,500 entrants and all places have sold out.

If  you purchased a place and would like to use it to fundraise for the Priscilla Bacon Hospice Charity, we would be delighted to have you on the team! Please get in touch with our Fundraising and Events Coordinator, Louise at louisearcher@priscillabaconhospice.org.uk.

We will supply you with a free branded t-shirt or vest to run in, and support you every step of the way with your fundraising.

This amazing, unique event is back in Norwich for 2024

Boing, bounce, crawl, climb and slide your way around a 5K course featuring some of the largest, most extreme and enjoyable inflatables ever created. Suitable for participants and families of all athletic abilities and it is not a race, it’s all about having fun!

Finishers receive a medal, pair of socks and a multifunctional headscarf.

If you can raise at least £125 in sponsorship money, we can offer you a FREE place and a branded t-shirt or vest!

If you would like children’s places, we can discuss this with you when you enquire.

Please e-mail louisearcher@priscillabaconhospice.org.uk to get your place.

 

Face your fears and tick something amazing off your Bucket List, all whilst raising funds for the Priscilla Bacon Hospice Charity! You won’t be on your own, as we are getting together a group of people who will all jump on the same day for us.

Pay a non-refundable £50 deposit to UK Parachuting, then raise £315 or more for us in sponsorship and the rest of your jump is FREE!

Choose your jump time from 8:30am, 10:30am, 12:30pm or 2:30pm.

Click here to read about what’s involved in a tandem skydive and some important health & safety information.

If you have any questions, please drop our Fundraising and Events Coordinator, Louise, a line at louisearcher@priscillabaconhospice.org.uk.

Check out the video from our 2019 Skydive Event below!

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